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What Is Insulin Resistance? Does It Mean You're Going To Get Type 2 Diabetes?

If your doctor has told you that you have this condition, you're probably asking these questions. It means your body can't respond properly to the insulin it makes. Over time, this sends your blood sugar levels up. That can set you up for type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease, but it doesn't have to. Exercise and a good diet can help you stay healthy. You can't tell that you have insulin resistance by how you feel. You'll need to get a blood test that checks your blood sugar levels. Likewise, you won’t know if you have most of the other conditions that are part of insulin resistance syndrome (high blood pressure, low "good" cholesterol levels, and high triglycerides) without seeing your doctor. If you already have insulin resistance, you can take actions that will help your health. Exercise. Go for at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity (like brisk walking) 5 or more days a week. If you're not active now, work up to that. Get to a healthy weight. If you're not sure what you should weigh or how to reach a weight loss goal, ask your doctor. You may also want to talk with a nutritionist and a certified personal trainer. Eat a healthy diet. Think fruits, vegetables, whole Continue reading >>

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  1. claudecharles

    prednisolone -insulin not working

    Hi I am having prednisolone low dose in the morning ( and chemo CHEOP every 3 weeks)
    The insulin in the morning has no effect because of prednisolone.Can I take Byetta instead ?

  2. AnnC

    Hello and welcome to DD.
    We can't tell you what to do with medications because we aren't doctors. I suggest you talk to your medical team soon and explain what's happening. They're the ones with the knowledge and experience to help you with your problem.

  3. furball64801

    As we know the predisone can raise numbers for many but again as Ann said we can not tell you what to take. You need to talk to your doctor as what action to take, I need to increase my insulin when I get an injection or tablets of predisone.

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